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Former Cannock Royal British Legion bedsit plans

By Jordan Reynolds | Cannock | Property | Published:

Plans have been lodged with council bosses to turn the former Cannock Royal British Legion into a bedsit – despite similar plans being thrown out previously.

Former Royal British Legion building in Stafford Road, Cannock

The proposals for the Stafford Road site have been submitted to Cannock Chase Council for the 18-bed house of multiple occupancy.

Plans for a similar 24-bed scheme in 2018 were thrown out as the height of the building was a greater scale than the adjacent residential properties.

And plans were submitted but later withdrawn in 2012 for the site to become a bar and bistro after concerns were raised about noise and anti social behaviour.

Now in the plans it says the rooms would be spread over two floors and would be "vastly reduced from previously submitted schemes" and the same scale as nearby buildings.

The plans add: "The proposed site was formerly the Cannock Royal British Legion bar and social club, however, this has been vacant since closure and fallen into a significant state of disrepair and damage.

"The building location is central to the town and the proposal outlined in this application will serve to redevelop a key town centre site and remove a current negative visual and physical element of the town street scene.

"The proposal is to provide a house in multiple occupation providing 18 living units including an on-site manager’s unit.

"All rooms will have independent bathroom facilities and will have shared facilities throughout the building such as laundry, kitchen, phone /broadband and management provisions."

Planning bosses will make a decision on the application in the coming months.

Jordan Reynolds

By Jordan Reynolds
Reporter - @jreynolds_star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star.

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